West Bar Sportsmen’s
West Bar Sportsmen Club Feb/March
James Bodden President 262-384-1523
Larry Crass Vice President 262-338-0117
Dean Schaffer Treasurer 262-629-4401
Craig Martin Secretary 262-335-6606
Matt Robrahn, Building Chairman
Lee Ermer, Land Chairman 262-626-2097
This letter is being written by
the president as the Secretary had
The newsletter - we are trying
to get as many e-mail addresses
as possible to both expedite the
newsletter getting to the members
as well as reducing the cost of
April 1st, (Wednesday) 1st practice,
April 21st , ham dinner - $5 / head.
May 16th, Spring clean up, the Saturday
after the meeting is memorial day
May 30th spring clean up day, rain
June 19th roadside cleanup prior
to the meeting at 6:00, Kick off
of the raffle.
-Fishing Chairman - submit entries
if you want to win. The issue of
the fisheree was brought up, and
all 5 - 6 of us that showed up had
a good time. Didn’t catch
many fish, as the “winning”
fish was caught by Jim Benike and
was a 5 inch perch. The snowstorm
the day of the fisheree didn’t
help matters any. Lee Ermer also
got to meet DNR agent Bill Mitchell.
Ask him about it.
-Land Chairman - no show, no report.
Although it appears the snow has
melted and things should be in order
for the April ham dinner.
-Building Chairman - Fuel oil only
turned out to cost $188.
-Hunting Chairman’s report
- Dan Ermer - get your hunting forms
in soon. The prizes will be awarded
shortly. It was also mentioned that
the biggest buck for the hunting
should be accompanied with a photo.
Dan Ermer also brought up that
turkey blanks are at the clubhouse
to be filled in for the turkey hunting
-Raffle chairman - raffle kicks
off in June; it has been decided
that given the current economic
climate, we are going with $5 dollar
tickets. We plan to go with $10
tickets next year. The possibility
of Gander Mountain selling our tickets
is also being investigated at this
time by Greg Harding.
Meanwhile, there is a raffle for
a Harley made possible by Lee Ermer.
A portion of the proceeds will go
the club, and some to the children’s
-Old Business - Land Chairman Lee
Ermer is working on a draft of the
proposed tree stand regulations.
-New Business - Planning ahead for
the Ham dinner. Jim Bodden was going
to work on getting hams, Dan Ermer
is in charge of getting rool and
beans. Mr. Stahl was going to get
potato salad and Tom Nirkula showed
up a bit later to mention that cole
slaw would be required to round
out the meal. Keep in mind to call
either Jim, Larry, Dean or Craig
(phone numbers at the top of the
page) so that we have a headcount
for the April ham dinner - scheduled
for April 21st.
Additionally, there was mention
made along the way for plans for
the summer fisheree. The talk at
the moment is around lake Butte
de Morts. Details to be worked out
Pete Dale mentioned we should look
into getting insulation for the
roof. Tom Nirkula said that he had
some drywall for covering the insulation.
In other news, Greg Harding has
a pattern for hats, and we are working
out the budget for the hats.
Additionally we need to determine
what is wrong with the furnace.
It has been voted on to allocate
up to $250 to repair it. Lee Ermer
called on a furnace repairman and
did the troubleshooting to get the
furnace working again it was found
out to be a fouled ignitor. It was
found out at the time of repair
that we need to get air filters,
as it appears that the original
air filter was still in the furnace,
several years since it’s installation.
At the March meeting, Lee Ermer
who was a bit belated in showing
up, mentioned that there were trees
being cut that had not been approved
by the club. Please don’t
cut any trees down without permission,
we are in a conservation program
and don’t want to infringe
on those priviledges.
New Members - Edward Sarro, sponsored
by Mr. Slavata.
President Jim Bodden (on behalf
of Larry Crass- who forgot)- “With
the administration in that we have
in Washington, now would be a good
time to join the NRA”.
President’s memo - Dick Held
left a message that he had harvested
a bobcat. Don’t know what
the prize is exactly.
Additional memo(s), keep in mind
we are planning to have a board
of directors’ meeting before
summer. Call either Jim Bodden or
Larry Crass what time works best;
right now, that would be sometime
after the April Ham dinner (April
21st) and the May meeting (May 19th).
A thanks to Mr. Stahl for printing
out “new member” forms.
A thanks to Jim Benike for making
arrangements for a house on the
lake for the fisheree.
A thanks to Lee Ermer, Blake Rodenkirk,
and Dean Schaeffer for their efforts
on cleaning up the clubhouse, getting
the furnace going as well as working
on the plumbing.
Lastly, a small air compressor
has been donated to the club for
inflating the mower tires as well
as blowing off the grass clippings
off of the mowers.
Respectfully submitted, Jim Bodden.